Brits plan a mass staycation exodus, once restrictions are eased as UK hotel bookings ramp up


As hotels across the country reveal their reopening plans, Brits are booking staycations in their droves with UK destinations reporting a dramatic rise in interest over the last week.

According to new data from, there has been a 45% increase in bookings week on week in the UK, with travellers keen to get away mid-to-late summer and into the autumn once lockdown restrictions lift in July.

In particular, trips booked for visits to London were up 140% compared to last week, with bookings for Manchester up (300%), Blackpool (200%) and Bristol (200%).

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In a survey commissioned by, it was also found that 33% of Brits intend to stay in the UK this summer.

Domestic tourism is predicted to be the real winner too, with a new HVS report highlighting that places with high domestic demand will be in a stronger position to recover once lockdown measures are lifted, particularly as international travel is curtailed.

This backs up reports from last week that 80% of consumers were said to be ‘pretty comfortable’ to stay in a pub, post Covid-19.

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